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Hyderabad, a city that presents a beautiful blend of cultural heritage, historical richness and latest development and modern amenities, is a place worth exploring. Presenting our Hyderabad City Tour, a glimpse into both the world, bygone and the present, this local city tour by private car allures every travel lover. At Hyderabad Tourism we offer a hassle free way of exploring this unique city with our Hyderabad local city tour package.

Now, visit all the popular tourist places in Hyderabad in a single day without any stress of arrangements, booking and timings. In this Hyderabad city sightseeing tour, we offer a private cab for sightseeing which takes you to the pre-planned set of sightseeing places at a reasonable cost.

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Snapshot of Hyderabad Sightseeing Tour

  • Full Day Hyderabad City Tour
  • Sightseeing places covered - Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Museum, and Lumbini Park at Hussain Sagar Lake.
  • Departs at 9 AM
  • Ends at 7:30 PM
  • Inclusions - Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Home / Hotel
  • Exclusions- Entry Fees; Lunch/ All meals; parking charges

Pricing Hyderabad City Tour Packge

Indica (A/c)
4 Seater
Etios / Dzire (A/c)
4 Seater
Innova (A/c)
7 Seater
Innova Crysta (A/c)
7 Seater
Tempo Traveller (Non-A/c)
12 Seater
Tempo Traveller (A/c)
12 Seater

How to book the city tour?

Itinerary for Hyderabad City Sightseeing Tour Package

Pickup from your Home / Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism Place Recommended Duration
Golconda Fort 80 minutes
Qutub Shahi Tombs 30 minutes
Charminar 40 minutes
Lunch 45 to 60 minutes. Please note that Lunch is not Complimentary. Suggested Restaurants: Hotel Shadab (Ghansi Bazaar) or Hotel Sandarshini (Masab Tank).
Chowmahalla Palace 80 minutes
Salarjung Museum 50 minutes
Lumbini Park at Hussain Sagar Lake 60 minutes

Drop at your Home / Hotel at 7:30 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, to include any other attraction on your Hyderabad Darshan tour, kindly check with the vendor at the time of booking.

What's Included

  • Pick and drop to your Home / Hotel
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What's Excluded

  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Guides Payment (If required, guests need to bring a guide on their own)
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
  • Changing of route is not allowed

Places to Visit on Hyderabad City Tour

Hyderabad, the historical city with a rich cultural heritage is undeniably one of the best travel destinations in the world. A tour to Hyderabad presents a wide array of captivating sightseeing places, varying from museums, to places to lakes and gardens. Here is the list of prominent sightseeing places included in the Hyderabad city tour package:

Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

A magnificent fort with eight majestic gates and 87 bastions, Golconda Fort was built by Qutub Shahi Kings. However, the origin of the fort can be traced back to Kakatiya reign. The fort is surrounded by walls of 15-18 feet high. Along with its impressive architecture, its system of acoustics is also worth noticing. It is also the place where the prestigious Kohinoor and Hope diamonds along with Regent Diamond, Darya-e Nur, Nur-Ul-Ain Diamond were kept. Another attractive feature of Golconda Fort is the multilingual sound and light show in the voice legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan.

Must See / Things to Do: Acoustic system at Fateh Darwaza. View from the highest point - Bala Hissar, Rahban' cannon. Ramdas’ prison with carved Hindu deities on the wall. Captivating green lawns at the backdrop of majestic ancient fort. Light and sound show in evening.

Qutub Shahi Tombs

Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad

One of the popular tourist attractions in Hyderabad, Qutb Shahi Tombs are seven in number, located amid a beautiful landscape garden. These are the tombs of the kings of Shahi Dynasty. These tombs are of varying sizes ranging from two storied to single storied, the tomb of 5th royal of Shahi dynasty- Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah is the largest of all with a height of 42 meters and 28 open arches. Presenting a blend of Persian, Indian and Pashtun style of architecture, Qutub Shahi Tombs are indeed mesmerizing example of architectural excellence.

Must See / Things to Do: Seven tombs of the Kings of Qutub Shahi Dynasty royals, constructed amid a peaceful garden. Tomb of Sultan Quli Qutub-ul-Mulk, the founder of Qutub Shahi Dynasty. Largest tomb of Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah- with height of 42 meters in height and 28 open arches.


Charminar, Hyderabad

Charminar, an alluring amalgamation of Indo-Islamic architecture is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Hyderabad. Built in the honour of his wife Bagmati, by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591, Charminar is intricately carved square structure with four exquisite minars (pillars) on each side. It is also said Qutb Shah has prayed for the end of plague at the very place where Charminar stands today. With a height of 56 meters and width of 30 meters, it has been built with limestone, granite, powdered marble and mortar. On the top floor of Charminar there is a mosque.

Must See / Things to Do: Indo-Islamic architecture. Intricate carving of the monument. 20 meters high pillars on each corner. View of the Laad bazaar and the surrounding area from the top.

Chowmahalla Palace

Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

Built in 18th Century, from a period of 1750 to 1869, Chowmahalla Palace was the seat of power for Nizam rulers, the Asaf Jahi Dynasty. Though, the major completion of this palace was done during the reign of Nizam Salabat Jang, architectural influences of other reigns can also be seen. Originally spread over 45 acres of land, the palace now covers 12 acres, constituting of two courtyards. The Southern courtyard of the palace houses four palaces- Afzal Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal, Aftab Mahal and Mahtab Mahal, while the heart of the palace was used as durbar halls, called as Khilwat Mubarak. The palace also has exhibition of various vintage cars, including the Royal Royce, which was used as a dustbin by the Nizam royals.

Must See / Things to Do: Elegant architecture. Grand durbar hall- Khilwat Mubarak. Khilwat clock functioning since the time of construction. Council Hall, Shishe-Alat, Bara Imam, Roshan Bungalow.

Salar Jung Museum

Boasts of being the third largest museums in the country, Salar Jung Museum is an important part of every Hyderabad tour. Spread over 10 acres of land, this museum is a personal collection of Nawab Mir Yusuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III. Artifacts belonging to Nawab Turab Ali Khan (Salar Jung I) and his descendants have also been kept at this museum. Salar Jung Museum is home to more than 9000 manuscripts, 47000 printed books and 43000 art objects which have been displayed in 38 galleries in 2 floors. Tipu Sultan’s wardrobe, Emperor Jehangir’s Dagger and Emperor Aurangzeb’s sword are a few of the popular exhibits at the museum.

Must See / Things to Do: One of largest one-man collections of the world. 38 galleries in 2 floors. Marble statue- Veiled Rebecca, Rehal, the jade books stand, a dragger of Jehangir, 19th Century British Musical Clock, set of ivory chairs belonging to Tipu Sultan, etc.

Lumbini Park

Lumbini Park, Hyderabad

Built in 1562 during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah, considered to be one of the largest artificial lakes in Asia, Hussain Sagar Lake was used as source of water for irrigation and other purposes. Now a popular recreational place, this lake adds a refreshing touch to Hyderabad tour. The massive standing statue of Lord Buddha in the middle of the lake is another captivating sight at the lake. Lumbini Park, presents a mesmerizing view of the lake and the Buddha statue. Developed in 1914, this park presents lush green gardens to sit and relax along with the facility of many water activities. Boating from Lumbini park to the Buddha statue is quite popular along with the laser show.

Must See / Things to Do: Sunset at Hussain Sagar Lake, Lightings in evening around the massive Buddha statue located in the middle of the lake, Boating and other water sports, Laser show at Lumbini Gardens

Points to Note:

The price displayed for this Hyderabad city tour package are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there will be additional charges.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in the package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges will be applied.

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided.

In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental vendor will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from list of sightseeing places. Check feasability of visiting an alternate place at the time of booking the tour

In case of any query regarding the Hyderabad city tour package, feel free to call one of the service providers on below numbers or Request a Call Back or send an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our travel advisors are happy to assist you 24/7.

Insider Tips: Planning a Hyderabad City Tour by Car

Hyderabad is best seen with a taxi and an experienced driver. But there are a few things that we all need to know before starting your city tour. Have a look at the suggestion by Richa Sharma from Holidays DNA for an easy city tour.

How many hours are required for a one day city tour in Hyderabad?

A typical city tour in Hyderabad will take around 9 to 10 hours. If you want to spend 1 to 2 hours at each sightseeing place and then a few hours for dining and shopping, then you need a minimum 8 hours of city tour.

What are the best times for Hyderabad city tour?

I think you all know, but the weather of Hyderabad is mostly warm. So the best time to visit for me is the winter season from the month of October to March 1st week. During these months, the climate is pleasant, ideal for shopping and hopping from one place to another. Although Summers are really hot, you can visit specific places if you are travelling with kids. Just stick to sightseeing at places likeSalarjung Museum, Chowmahalla Palace. Go for indoor games at Sky Zone, Fun city, or Smaaash Zone during the day or spend time at water parks or snow-kingdom to beat the heat.

Can I customise the itinerary for my Hyderabad city tour?

Of course you can customise this Hyderabad city tour. But for that you need to talk to the vendors listed on the website. Based on what you are looking for and how much time you have for the tour, they will suggest changes for your itinerary.

What languages do the drivers speak?

All our professional drivers are well versed in English, Hindi, Telugu, and Urdu.

Are entrance fees to tourist attractions included in the city tour package?

No, the entrance for the sightseeing places are not included in the package. You have to buy the entrance fees at the location itself.

Can the driver also serve as a guide, providing insights into Hyderabad's history and culture?

Definitely. Most of the drivers, with years of driving experience, have extensive knowledge of the city. They can help you understand the culture and Hyderabad better.

What are the safety measures for travellers during the local sightseeing tour?

For us, the safety of our traveller is as important as the comfort of the drive. All our cars are well maintained and clean. They are regularly checked by the expert mechanics. You will find first-aid kits in the cars.

What is the appropriate dress code when visiting religious sites in Hyderabad?

Expected dress code for visiting any religious place in Hyderabad is the same as all over the country. I would advise that you wear something traditional. A modest clothing for both men and women are suggested for visiting the religious sites.

How much does a private city tour in Hyderabad typically cost?

A city tour by a private car will cost you from Rs. 2500 to 5,800, depending on which vehicle you select. Indica (Non-A/c) which is 4 Seater, you need to pay Rs.2,500. For A/c Indica, charges are Rs.2,700, while for Indigo / Etios / Dzire (A/c), it is Rs.3,000/- Bigger cars like 7 seater Innova (A/c) will cost you Rs.3,300 and Innova Crysta is around Rs.4000. Charges for Non a/c Tempo Traveller (12 Seater) is Rs.5,200 and a/c tempo travellers it is Rs.5800. These charges will increase if you have the car for more than scheduled hours or you go beyond the itinerary. Also the price might vary depending on seasonality.

Are meals included in the city tour package?

No meals are not included in this Hyderabad city tour package. However, if you want to try something authentic or visit a legendary eating place, then you can ask our drivers. They will help you in finding a suitable place.

Can the tour be adjusted for individuals with mobility issues or special requirements?

Yes, we can make special arrangements for our travellers. All you need to do is just let the vendor know about your requirements in advance.

What is the cancellation policy for the city tour booking?

The cancellation for Hyderabad city tour is free for up to 4 hours before the start of journey. After that, there will not be any refund for the payment made.

Are there any additional costs involved apart from the tour package price?

The cost of the Hyderabad local city tour package includes car rent, vehicle parking charges and driver fees. You need to take care of any other expenditure apart from these.

How far in advance should I book my Hyderabad city tour to secure availability?

This depends a lot on the holiday season and the availability of the vehicle. To secure a vehicle in peak season, it is better to book at least one day in advance. During off-season and on weekdays, you can book a city tour just 4 hours in advance.

What are the different types of vehicles available for a city tour in Hyderabad?

You will find both a/c and non-a/c vehicles. In non a/c you have Indica and for large groups, non-a/c tempo traveller. In a/c cars, we have Indica, Indigo, Etios and Dzire. If you're travelling in a large group, then you can choose from Innova (A/c), Innova Crysta (A/c), Tempo Traveller (A/c).

What are the popular tourist attractions covered in the Hyderabad city tour package?

Our standard Hyderabad sightseeing tour package includes a combination of historical and scenic sightseeing places. Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Charminar, Salar Jung Museum, Chowmahalla Palace are the popular monuments. You will visit Lumbini Park at the Hussain Sagar Lake.

How can I book a Hyderabad city tour package through Hyderabad Tourism?

For booking your city tour, you can call the listed vendors on the site. You can also submit an enquiry form and get a call back from the vendors.

How do I reach Hyderabad and what are the ways to travel within the city?

Reaching Hyderabad is absolutely easy. If you want to fly to Hyderabad, you can reach Rajiv Gandhi international airport. There are also three major railway stations in Hyderabad - Hyderabad Deccan Nampally Railway Station (HYB), Secunderabad railway station (SC), and Kacheguda railway station (KCG). If you're coming by bus, the major bus stands are the MGBS/ CBS (Central Bus Station), JBS (Jubilee Bus Station). Once in the City, you can use the public transport - TSRTC buses, Metro trains, and local trains (MMTS).

What safety precautions should I take while touring Hyderabad in a private car?

To be frank, Hyderabad is a safe city. So mostly you will not find any trouble but it is better to be prepared so here are my few suggestions. Most important is to avoid distracting the driver for your own safety! And please do not ask the driver to overspeed. Also, be considerate if the driver doesn't know all the routes. It is humanly impossible afterall. Wear seat belts. Listed to music at normal volume. Keep a map of the route or cross the route on your phone's map as well. Ensure that your phone is in working condition. Remember to carry your ID proof all the time while holidaying.

What are the best practices for interacting with locals on this sightseeing trip?

Hyderabad is known for its hospitality, hence interacting with locals is also quite easy. Just be respectful and polite. You can also greet people with a simple, hello or namaste.

Are there any specific cultural etiquettes or norms to be aware of while touring Hyderabad?

Hyderabad is a very easy to go by so you can be yourself and holiday. As you explore, you will understand that it has a mix of Hindu and Islamic cultural practices and both the religions go hand-in-hand. So I would suggest that you be mindful of the religious and the cultural practices of the locals, try to be polite and show respect towards their beliefs.

Can children join the tour? If so, what are the age restrictions?

Children can definitely be a part of Hyderabad city tour. In fact, with its rich monuments and museums and entertainment parks, it is a good place for kids' holidays. At the same time, if you're coming for summer holidays, do carry good cotton and breathable clothing. While touring, always have water bottles with you for the kids.

Are there restrooms available at tourist places in Hyderabad?

This is a major concern in every traveller's mind, even though we hardly voice it. Thankfully here, you need not worry as most of the attractions have restroom facilities.